Melissa has a combined 30 years of clinical and instructional experience in all areas of maternal-neonatal nursing. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Master’s of Science, in Nursing (MSN), as a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP), from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a postmaster’s degree, as a family nurse practitioner (FNP), from Middle Tennessee State University.  

  She has held faculty positions at Motlow State Community College, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, where she taught maternal-child nursing in the classroom, and clinical setting. She currently teaches for Grand Canyon University’s online RN-BSN program. Melissa travels extensively, as an independent, advanced practice nurse, and therefore; has the opportunity to work in all levels of maternal-neonatal, and family-centered environments. As the creator of Neo-Productions: Maternal Newborn Seminars, Melissa has developed and presented multiple continuing education lectures, across the country for both students and staff.  

  Melissa holds four certifications from NCC. She is certified, as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and as a registered nurse, in “Inpatient Obstetrics”, “Maternal-Newborn Nursing”, and “Electronic Fetal Monitoring”. She also holds board certification, as a family nurse practitioner, from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She maintains her Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor status and is certified, as a provider in Pediatric and Adult Advance Life Support.

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Maternal Newborn Seminars